Creel Stitch Cowl

As a long-time admirer of basket weaving, I set about to develop a technique to replicate something similar for knitting. The result: Creel Stitch, named for the baskets – called creels – used by fisherman and anglers to carry their daily catch. Though there are many different types of creels that vary by location and use – my inspiration was the modern wicker creel. The best (and most dramatic) results will be from solid color yarns in contrasting colors, but you can get creative and test the results you like best. The wrong side is every bit as lovely in its own right – weave your ends carefully for a cowl that’s fully reversible.

$8.00

Description

As a long-time admirer of basket weaving, I set about to develop a technique to replicate something similar for knitting. The result: Creel Stitch, named for the baskets – called creels – used by fisherman and anglers to carry their daily catch. Though there are many different types of creels that vary by location and use – my inspiration was the modern wicker creel. The best (and most dramatic) results will be from solid color yarns in contrasting colors, but you can get creative and test the results you like best. The wrong side is every bit as lovely in its own right – weave your ends carefully for a cowl that’s fully reversible. 

(New to Creel Stitch? You can learn more about the origin of this exciting new technique here.)

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Sizes: One Size 

Gauge: Gauge is variable and tough to measure in creel stitch. However, if you know yourself to be a tight knitter, go up a needle size. It’s better to err on the side of being a bit looser than tighter. 

Yarn 

  • Sportweight | Ewe Ewe Yarns “Ewe So Sporty” 100% superwash fine merino | 145 yards/132 meters in 50 g | 2 balls in two contrasting colors 
  • 1 ball Color A: Teal
  • 1 ball Color B: Brushed Silver 

Needles 

  • US Size 4/3.5mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needle – ribbing 
  • US Size 5/3.75mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needle – body 

Notions 

Finished Measurement 

  • 22.5 in/56.25 cm circumference
  • 9 in/22.5 cm tall

Video Resources

  • Watch Marie Greene’s Intro to Creel Stitch tutorial here.